Power Sector And Other Related News Stories For Wednesday May 24th 2023
Tackle Power Sector Crisis, Reps Tell TCN, DisCos
The House of Representatives has urged the Federal Government, through the Ministry of Power and the Transmission Company of Nigeria, to “find a lasting solution to the issue of power distribution and supply across the country.”
The House also mandated its Committee on Power to “oversee the implementation of the resolutions of the House” and report back within one week.
The call was based on a motion of urgent public importance moved by a member of the House, Unyime Idem, (PDP/Akwa Ibom) at the plenary on Tuesday.
The motion, which the lawmakers unanimously adopted, was titled ‘Urgent Need for the House Intervention and Prevention of Total Collapse of Power Supply to the Whole Nation.’
Reps Task FG on Permanent Solution to Interruption of Power Supply
To this end, the House urged the Federal Government through the Ministry of Power and Transmission Company of Nigeria (TCN) to find a lasting solution to the issue of power distribution and supply across the country.
The resolution came on the heels of a motion under matters of urgent of public importance by Hon. Unyime Idem representing Ukanafun Oruk Anam federal constituency of Akwa Ibom State at the Tuesday plenary.
Presenting the motion, Idem said the House was “worried about the frequency and incessant interruption of power supply across the nation in the past weeks, which has been on the increase, thus disrupting businesses and lives of Nigerians who are equally burdened with several tariff increments.”
Ikeja Electric Upgrades Web Application For Excellent Customer Experience
Nigeria’s foremost utility company, Ikeja Electric, has taken customer experience to another level with the introduction of Singleview 2.0 web application. This latest version is an enhanced customer self-service package with consolidated account management features purposely designed and built for Ikeja Electric’s customers, including prepaid, postpaid, maximum demand, non-maximum demand and bilateral customers.
Head, Business Innovation and Transformation, Paul Ehiagbonare said it became imperative to upgrade the Singleview platform in line with the company’s customer-first, technology-
Nigeria’s Energy Transition May Gulp $410bn
AS Nigeria prepares to utilize natural gas as its transition fuel, there are indications that the Federal Government may have set investment amount for its Energy Transition Programme, ETP, at $410billion of which $10 billion will be spent yearly.
Already, the nation’s Energy Transition Office, ETO, domiciled in the Office of the Vice President has secured about $8.2 billion in financing commitments, with ongoing efforts to secure further funds.
Firm Plans to Power One Million Houses in Nigeria
WiSolar, a green digital energy provider based in South Africa, is seeking to provide simplified solar solutions that can power over one million houses in Nigeria.
Nigeria has been grappling with the problem of erratic electricity supply for decades, with only 50 per cent of the population having access to electricity.
An unreliable power supply has hindered economic growth and development, leaving many households and businesses struggling to access affordable energy
Founder and Chief Executive Officer of WiSolar, Tonye Irims, said the company is concerned about the electricity challenges the masses in Nigerians are faced with and is ready to step in to provide affordable and green digital energy.
Buhari Appoints Andzenge ED Niger Delta Power Holding Co
President Muhammadu Buhari, has approved the appointment of Dr. Steven Andzenge, as the Executive Director (Legal Services/Company Secretary), Niger Delta Power Holding Company Nigeria Limited, for an initial term of four years effective from 16th May, 2023.
Director, Information, Willie Bassey, until this appointment, he had served as Executive Commissioner, Nigerian Electricity Regulatory Commission, and also as Chairman, Presidential Visitation Panel to Usmanu Danfodiyo University, Sokoto.
The President while congratulating Andzenge on the appointment, urged him to bring his wealth of experience to bear on this assignment.